Life with Jody--former Soldier (medically retired), writer (in training), and lots more
Well, it's been 3 days, 1 hour, and 28 minutes since I updated my blog...or at least it had been when the automatic e-mail was sent telling me to do it. It keeps coming...day after day...alright, alright. I'll update my blog. The problem is, I don't really have much to say. I've been doing "Game of Thrones" and otherwise, haven't really done anything of interest...grocery shopped, took some pictures for my photography class, blah, blah, blah. Yep, I'm just that fascinating. lol
G.o.T. is going, but I suspect we won't win since we were told 2 teams had chosen to battle 100 warriors and we were only doing 40 and 50 in ours and our participation (including mine) is kind of sketchy by some members. Well, it's about having fun, right? Ummm...winning makes it MORE fun. Oh well. On the good side, I've found some interesting writers. I'll tag some here.
ck1969 writes some interesting Twilight Zone kind of stuff. Check out "Invalid Item" .
cmht writes some odd, but interesting pieces. "Invalid Item" still makes me wonder...
DMCarroll also writes weird but interesting items. Here's a quote from the short story, "Nightmare in the home" : "The temperature was dropping and the heater was running so I did not hear anything but the news when a hand appeared in front of my face and covered my mouth and nose."
Apparently I like stuff that is different. lol Well, I know I like twists and several of the pieces from the above writers have twists. Maybe that's why I liked them so much.
DMT - THANK YOU WRITE.COM is working on a fantasy novel, "Invalid Item" , that I'm really enjoying. That's not the title, but that's the, well, prologue from it. I'm not actually sure what the title is...if it even has one yet. I read the first 11 chapters before I was told to move on to other writers. lol Her chapters aren't that long and are pretty interesting. She pays well for reviews, though--2,000 GPs!
Ben has a nice collection of Christian writing. Something of his that I'd previously read isn't about God, but I really loved was, "The Foolish Seahorse" .
Damas is another writer whose interesting stuff I've enjoyed. Here's a quote from his short story, "Invalid Item" : "He was a dirty devil in a muddy Hell, and if it meant that his brothers would sit among angels, Christian would gladly dine amongst the devils. However, Christian knew the Bible had gotten one thing wrong. Hell wasn’t fiery, Hell was muddy."
Keaton Foster: Know My Hell! is a wonderful writer who has actually published quite a few things, if you're interested. He also has some true stuff listed, which I really like. Check out "Deer Hunting With Dad" . He also pays 1,000 GPs per review (at least he did for my 1000+ word reviews for G.o.T.) if you're feeling poor. lol
Lostwordsmith writes both poetry and short stories. I tend to lean toward short stories, but both of his directions are worthy of reading. I really liked the heart in his piece "Invalid Item" .
ctkevink writes some great stuff--here's an example from his poem, "Invalid Item" : "Goldfish hover motionless as if marionettes at rest, biding time" He hasn't written much, but it's real quality stuff!
I should have given examples of excellent parts of everyone's writing. Sorry.
✴Gervic__✍ is not only a poet, but he hosts the "Verdant Poetry Contest" . He also has a piggy bank where you can donate GPs toward his upgrade in exchange for MBs, ribbons, and poetry reviews. Check it out at "Gervic's PiggyBank" ! Great idea, Gervic!
Earthenware_Haven has a wide variety of items in her portfolio--anything from short stories to crosswords, to an essay on budgeting. Here's an example of one of her interesting poemy-story type things that I enjoyed"Invalid Item" .
keikoalvarez isn't someone I reviewed for G.o.T., but she's been extremely helpful to me and I've read some of her work and really enjoyed it. She's also published PROLIFICLY! Like Amazon only lists about half of her works. You can find a (I assume) complete list of her works at "List of Published Books by WdC Authors " . She's another one who will sometime put a twist on her work and I love that. She writes mostly erotica, but has some other works too. FYI, I was reading her regular works...I haven't worked up the nerve to read erotica yet. lol
I encourage you to check out some of the above writers. There's a wide variety and they have some fascinating stuff.
Well, instead of writing about what I've read, I should probably get back to ACTUALLY reading...and reviewing, rather than just writing about it. lol
TTFN! (Ta-ta for now)